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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-10 10:05 AM
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16. The email doesn't come from a stranger. That's the trick.
I have two friends this happened to. Everyone in their contacts list was emailed. I got an email from my friend Judy. It said she needed money because she was stuck in London. But I had just seen Judy the day before and knew she wasn't in London.

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  -Scam Alert: "I am writing this with tears in my eyes" One of Many  Oct-09-10 09:26 AM   #0 
  - Do people still fall for this stuff?  Catshrink   Oct-09-10 09:30 AM   #1 
  - Exactly!  hobbit709   Oct-09-10 09:33 AM   #2 
  - they hack the account and send it to people on the contact list, so you think it is someone you know  Motown_Johnny   Oct-09-10 09:39 AM   #7 
  - Correct  One of Many   Oct-09-10 09:41 AM   #8 
  - The email doesn't come from a stranger. That's the trick.  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-09-10 10:05 AM   #16 
  - They think the mail is from someone they know  ThomasQED   Oct-09-10 10:05 AM   #17 
  - I'm the IT guy at work who advises on this stuff and the first time I received this myself...  Gidney N Cloyd   Oct-09-10 11:23 AM   #26 
  - I'm not a scammer........  Uben   Oct-09-10 09:35 AM   #3 
  - !  rucky   Oct-09-10 09:36 AM   #4 
  - Love it!!! Charles Manson should have used that line.  AnArmyVeteran   Oct-09-10 09:37 AM   #5 
  - DUzy  malaise   Oct-09-10 09:56 AM   #12 
  - Yeah, a friend of mine.........  Amaril   Oct-09-10 09:38 AM   #6 
  - Same here. I got one "from" my brother, who I knew wasn't in London...  TreasonousBastard   Oct-09-10 09:53 AM   #10 
  - that explains why so many of my friends have been mugged in london  bluerum   Oct-09-10 09:44 AM   #9 
  - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA - This thread is over !!!  RagAss   Oct-09-10 10:04 AM   #15 
  - Everyone who knows me would laugh if they got an e-mail like that.  hunter   Oct-09-10 09:54 AM   #11 
  - Me too. They know I can hardly travel from one CITY to the next  pipi_k   Oct-09-10 10:18 AM   #19 
  - Well, I DON'T Have To Worry AT ALL! I Have NO MONEY To Give! n/t  ChiciB1   Oct-09-10 09:57 AM   #13 
  - All my friends and relatives know I'm to poor to go to another state much less another country.  madmom   Oct-09-10 10:02 AM   #14 
  - If they believe that then  Bitwit1234   Oct-09-10 10:15 AM   #18 
  - Dear Esteemed Bitwit  Catshrink   Oct-09-10 10:24 AM   #21 
  - Oooh, I never got one from the FBI, but  pipi_k   Oct-09-10 10:28 AM   #22 
  - Funny thing.  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-09-10 11:14 AM   #25 
  - I got one of those from a friend's actual email address.  Speck Tater   Oct-09-10 10:21 AM   #20 
  - just got that this morning! Obvious scam because the fellow in question  wiggs   Oct-09-10 10:37 AM   #23 
  - My dear friend, John McPherson, crashed into the Red Sea.  Dash87   Oct-09-10 10:42 AM   #24 
  - Just happened to a friend of mine.....  femrap   Oct-09-10 11:32 AM   #27 
  - Well, I Can Afford To Help Some People Out  ChoppinBroccoli   Oct-09-10 01:11 PM   #28 
  - Just thought of a moral dilemma...  pipi_k   Oct-09-10 01:47 PM   #29 

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